>> Monday, March 20, 2017
This mild late-winter has been AMAZING for my biking. After last week, I hit 225 miles outdoors on my tri bike for the year. (And another 7 hours and 22 minutes on the trainer.) I've had more trainer miles by mid-March in the past (4 out of the last 7 years), but NEVER so many outdoor miles! Here's how the last 8 years look for trainer time and outdoor bike miles through March (there's still 11 days left in March this year, so 2017 numbers WILL grow):
7:22 trainer time
225.51 miles outside
So in the 7 years from 2010-2016, I biked a total of 341.06 miles outside from Jan-March. If I get in a few more rides this month, I hope to be around 300 miles outside in the same stretch from 2017 alone! WHAT A NICE WINTER! :)
Also, I looked at what month I hit 225 miles of outdoor miles for the year over the last 8 years. It was May 4x, June 2x, and July 1x (when I was injured last year in April and May). And this year, it was mid-March. Double nice.
Anyway, here's what the last 2 weeks of training looked like:
She likes me, I swear. She was just really into a movie she was watching.
And the light glimmering off my nipple was a bit too much for her.
(And just a few weeks ago, I ended up at the top of a shorter segment here in St. Paul.)
- 23.6 mph
- 20.6 mph
- 22.8 mph
- 20.5 mph
- 21.875 mph average
Not great, but not bad for mid-March in Minnesota.
That night, I had a check-in with Robert at Element Wellness Group for some acupuncture. He said it wasn't a "pretty" treatment, but he worked on my tight calves:
... and stuck an EXTRA big needle in my hip. He said half of that gold-ish needle was inside me!
(And it took him a few "pushes" to get it deep enough in my fatty/delicious hips.)
Saturday was an swim of 3x500. I really tried to go hard, and post-workout, I tweeted this:
Last month, I did this swim at Hamline between classes in 7:33, 7:33, 7:36.
Let's keep these numbers going in the right direction. Happy training!